MxCC Students Exhibit Research, Academic Talent

Bipolar Disorder, Opiods, Fingerprinting and Journalism among Many Topics Presented at College’s Second Academic Convivium

April 26, 2016 — For the second year, MxCC students will make oral and visual presentations of their original research during the college’s academic convivium, which takes place Friday, April 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Founders Hall on the Middletown campus. This formal event allows nearly 40 students to showcase their rigorous research work 30 separate topics in fields such as biotechnology, social sciences, criminal justice, law, engineering, and education. The public is encouraged to attend this impressive display of academic excellence.

Students will make oral presentations during morning and afternoon sessions held in the student lounge in Founders Hall.  Students will be on hand to discuss poster presentations from 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. in the cafeteria and in the Pavilion.  Posters will be on display throughout the day for further review. Many faculty who guided students’ research throughout the academic year will also be present throughout the day.

“We are so impressed that students embraced the concept of an academic convivium at MxCC again this year, putting in a tremendous amount of time and effort to participate,” said Dr. Anna Wasescha, president of MxCC.  “The topics this year are extremely relevant to our world today, illustrating how our students analyze and contemplate issues that affect lives.  This is an exciting new tradition and we welcome the public to our campus to be a part of it.”

Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College ( is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 35-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and online.